Watch shocking vision of Brandon Lee Kelly’s arrest after car slams into innocent driver in a wrong-way crash
Brandon Lee Kelly was trying to escape police from a violent machete attack when the car he was in drove onto the wrong side of the road, slamming head-on into another car.
The 30-year-old who allegedly slashed a woman across the back of the head with a machete before leading police on a chase that landed an innocent mother and her baby in hospital has been charged with a string of crimes.
The shocking CCTV footage shows Kelly’s unlicensed driver moving onto the wrong side of the road and narrowly missing two cars before slamming head on into an Hyundai Tucson.
The pair also hit a Mazda they were passing before spinning out of control and hitting a Mitsubishi Outlander.
After the car comes to a halt Kelly still tries to make a run for it but his broken legs give way. The driver also suffered multiple broken bones.
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A mother and her eight-week-old baby were victims of the high speed pursuit that only lasted two minutes but ended in horror.
Miraculously, the mum and baby only had minor injuries.
Kelly was arrested alongside his driver at the scene. St John Ambulance worked on Kelly for 30 minutes before taking him to Royal Perth Hospital.
He underwent surgery on Wednesday.
Police Commissioner Col Blanch backed the decision for police to chase Kelly.
“It is a high risk manoeuvre but I support the officers that have made that decision but also our thoughts and our hearts go out to that innocent motorist,” he said.
Kelly is accused of breaking into the Butler home of a woman known to him on Tuesday morning armed with a machete and pursuing her with it when she tried to flee.
Police say as the woman tried to run away, he grabbed her and viciously slashed her several times to the back of the head during a struggle.
The woman was left with cuts and bleeding to the back of her head, along with a defensive wound to her thumb.
Police say Kelly fled on a foldable electric bicycle, sparking a manhunt involving police dogs, rapid apprehension squad detectives, and helicopters, that spanned several hours.
During a search of the Holden Commodore, police claim they found two clip-seal bags containing methamphetamine.
Kelly, from Kalgoorlie, is also facing a charge in relation to an incident in September. Police say the 30-year-old broke into a home in Hammond Park before stealing the keys to a 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc station wagon.
Kelly’s charges include unlawful wounding, aggravated home burglary, possessing a controlled weapon in a manner likely to cause someone to be injured, stealing a motor vehicle, breach of bail, and possessing a prohibited drug.
The 22-year-old woman, also from Kalgoorlie, is charged with breaching bail, driving with no authority, reckless driving to escape pursuit by police, failing to comply with a direction to stop, and three counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm in circumstances of aggravation.
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